I was recently treated to the best massage I’ve ever had in Los Angeles at my neighborhood day spa—the Larchmont Sanctuary Spa. My husband and I have walked by many times, and while I did visit years ago, it had fallen off my radar. I’m sure it will come as no surprise that I get massages frequently, but for reasons other than that I’m just spoiled! It’s part of my migraine management, so they are often painful and hardly ever at an actual spa.
Needless to say, I was thrilled to be invited to Larchmont Sanctuary Spa for their Couples Experience because it reminded me that you don’t always have to travel far to leave your stress behind, and that the best massage in town is literally just blocks from my house. My husband getting to come along was an added bonus! Read on for what you need to know before you book.
What I Love: The focus here is on the quality of your treatments. I’ll say it again—it was the best massage I have had in Los Angeles.
Find Your Bliss: My husband and I were treated to the Couples “Escape Together” package, which included a 20 minute bath in a copper tub with champagne, followed by a 60 minute stress away massage, finished with a 15 minute scalp massage (heaven).
Who to Book: Victor—no surprise, he is the most requested masseuse. My husband was equally happy with Samantha.
Something to Know: The decor will not make you want to immediately open Instagram to share, but having experienced that Instafamous massage place in LA (you know the one) twice and having both times walked away with the worst massage I’ve ever had, I can tell you that I now care way less about how trendy a place looks.
Cool Factor: Located on Larchmont Blvd, this is a neighborhood experience, where you can leave your cares behind and then head over to Vernetti for dinner and a night cap.
Many thanks to Larchmont Sanctuary Spa for having us! Now you tell me, what are your favorite spas in LA?
Photos by Ashley Burns Photography